If you are looking for something to help your students develop their source analysis skills by studying a range of primary and secondary sources then check out this lesson which aims to get them to study Charles I’s personality and leadership skills. It can be used with a range of abilities and can easily be edited to customised to suit the needs of your own students. I have included a higher and lower ability version of the same worksheet to aid differentiation as well as a PowerPoint presentation to help facilitate the lesson.
When you purchase this resource, you will receive a a higher and lower ability version of a two page worksheet. The higher worksheet includes nine carefully primary and secondary sources which span two pages of the worksheet and with four tasks and activities. Whilst the lower version includes seven primary and secondary sources, but includes three additional questions to provide additional support. The PowerPoint presentation included aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, relevant video clips, historical sources, information to accompany the tasks and activities.
This lesson has been designed to help prepare students and set the scene for the short term causes of the English Civil War 1642 - 1660.
The aims and objectives for this lesson are:
Theme: Causes of the English Civil War?
•Know: Who was King Charles i?
•Understand: What can we learn about him from the historical evidence?
•Evaluate: Why was Charles I unpopular with his people?
•Skills: Source Analysis
WILF – What Am I Looking For?
•Identify & describe: The personality and character of Charles I
•Explain: What can we learn about Charles I from the historical evidence?
•Analyse: Why was Charles I unpopular with his people?
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